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ThanosReXXX

@1UP_MARIO I already own a Wii U, as well as a Wii. Having both does have its advantages...

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1UP_MARIO

@ThanosReXXX have to disagree. Wii is the only console disconnected. I have 3 of them now as family members who just wanted to throw them away. I use them for burning Wii and gamecube games. Having a Wii u connected takes the need of having the Wii connected, especially if the Wii u is modded

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ThanosReXXX

@1UP_MARIO Yeah, you see, that's the thing: I've modded no other console besides my Wii, so the Wii U stays pure, I don't want any crap with that, regardless of how small the chance. I invested a LOT of time (literally years) into making my Wii the ultimate retro box, and it now contains and plays an entire catalog, ranging from Atari2600 right up to PSX and N64, and everything in between, most if not all of these emulators and/or games tweaked to run near perfect, with only the slightest of glitches.

Just thinking about having to do all of that again on the Wii U is already giving me headaches and/or making me tired. Besides: I have this weird thing going on where the Wii menu on the Wii itself looks better through component than the virtual Wii menu on Wii U looks through HDMI. The color is slightly off and it just isn't as sharp of an image, so the actual Wii still beats it.

So, to me, all the virtual Wii on the Wii U represents is a form of convenience, but not nearly enough to move everything over from the actual Wii to the Wii U...

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1UP_MARIO

@ThanosReXXX I can understand, It is a head ache. My Wii is also fully loaded and I have also bricked one or two Wiis going overboard. I have only softmod the virtual Wii on the Wii u so most games and emus are a drag and drop.

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tmal2

@ThanosReXXX , So here's an update on where I'm at.
My first attempt Was a composite video 3 to 1 adapter which resulted in the TV not even knowing the Wii was connected.
My second attempt was to try a Wii2HDMI unit. It kind of worked but the video and sound kept cutting out so I returned that.
Based on your advice I then went with a Wii component video cable and the component to HDMI box and had the same problem as the Wii2HDMI unit but it was ever worse. The Wii turns on and the video and sound work then the screen keeps going black and the sound goes out. It comes back a second or 2 later than goes back out again.
My next step was to try a different HDMI port just to make sure there was not a problem with that port. I had the same issue.
Now I was starting to wonder if it could possibly be a problem with my Wii so I hooked it up to my old TV using the Component to HDMI and it worked just fine.

Now i'm really stumped. Any additional advice?

Thanks

tmal2

ThanosReXXX

@tmal2 Are you able at all to get to the Wii's settings menu in between all the blacked out screens? If so, try and see what happens if you set your Wii to display at 480p or, if that fails, try the 576i option instead.

Normally, both should work just fine, but let me know how that pans out, and then we'll go from there.

Good luck.

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tmal2

@ThanosReXXX , YOU ROCK!!
I was already set to 480P so just out of curiosity I changed it to 480I and not its working just fine.

Thanks again for all the help!!

tmal2

ThanosReXXX

@tmal2 You're welcome. Glad I was able to point you in the right direction.

EDIT:
And not to mention, glad as well that I didn't make you waste any money on useless adapters and cables.

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Dr_Corndog

I'd be very hesitant to use cheap HDMI converters that you find on Amazon, because they tend to introduce significant input lag. The best way to play old consoles through HDMI on the cheap is probably with a RetroTINK converter (retrotink.com). It has the recommendation of RetroRGB, which is pretty much the authority on getting good images out of legacy consoles.

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Balta666

@Dr_Corndog I have one that costed me about 20£ and works fine for me. I completed games like Donkey Kong with no issues (a game that it would suffer imensilly with button lag)

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KingMike

ThanosReXXX wrote:

@1UP_MARIO Well, what do you know. You learn something new every day. I am planning to buy the LG C9, so I immediately checked out that one as well, and you're absolutely right.

Kind of a bummer, though, and I wonder why they decided to drop component and keep composite, which is of a decidedly lesser quality.

Probably barely anyone used component, let alone aware it existed. Think beyond game consoles to the video cameras and ESPECIALLY DVD players the older people hooked up to their TVs... once they figured out how to.
The number of people who would want to hook up their old component game console is probably a tiny number compared to grannies who would want to watch DVDs.

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kurono

Hi:

I've been lurking on this thread as I also have a Sony A8H OLED (65" model).With my older LG OLED, I used a Monoprice Component cable in conjunction with the green/yellow adapter cables and it worked fine, but similar to the OP, that combination did not work with this Sony, presumably because the Sony inputs are Composite vs Component.

I tried the adapter linked from @ThanosReXXX but it did not work for me. For me, under 480i in Wii settings, I was getting flashing artifacts on the top 25% of the screen. On 480p, the artifacts were not there, but the screen would go black/crazy every couple seconds.
https://www.amazon.com/Component-Coverter-NEWCARE-Converter-S...

Are there any other solutions? Someone mentioned this in another thread https://www.amazon.com/Hyperkin-HD-Cable-Wii-nintendo/dp/B072... but ppl mentioned that there is massive lag using these HDMI adapters (though in posts that referenced this one, they said there wasn't, which directly conflicts other posts). Appreciate any help, as I was pretty bummed that Component to HDMI adapter didn't work for me.

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ThanosReXXX

@kurono You could still try the other converter I linked to, or the Hyperkin cable. I don't know who told you that this cable has lag, because that's total and utter BS.

I'll also invite @Zuljaras in here, seeing as he has had his own issues with converters, and might be able to add something to the discussion from his point of view.

On a side note: but having said all that, I do agree with @Dr_Corndog that the more expensive solutions are obviously the best, but of course, it's up to the individual how much he or she wants to spend on things like these.

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Zuljaras

@ThanosReXXX @kurono
I do now a Wii yet. But from my experience with converters and modern TVs it is almost pure luck because:
1. The TV is a huge factor.
2. The converter might work for one console but it could be terrible for others.

I waste money on trying to find converters for my retro consoles. Right now I am happy BUT I wish I knew what converter would work 100% for me before that.

Zuljaras

kurono

Thanks for the quick replies. I'm on the fence right now on whether to sell my remaining GC/Wii games or keep trying new converters. I'm amazed the GC games go for so much. It looks like if I chose to sell, I could earn at least a couple hundred dollars easy, though I am also too lazy to post an ad and generally have just thrown away my old games to save space (looking at SNES/NES prices, I've thrown away thousands lol).

If the Hyperkin doesn't lag, I may gave that a last try as it looks to only be $20. I don't really want to spend more unless it is guaranteed to work, which it sounds like it may not exist.

kurono

ThanosReXXX

@kurono You're welcome. Here, have a look at this video, which will definitely help you to dispel any lingering doubts about the benefits/advantages of this product:

P.S.

In future communications, you might want to use the reply function, in case you want people to get notified about you reacting to their comments...

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kurono

@ThanosReXXX Thanks - decided to give the Hyperkin a try (also looked at the RetroTink, but wow, that is much more expensive). I'm surprised the guy in that vid you posted got the adapter to work by using a different HDMI port. While I didn't try that with the other adapter I tried, the Sony A8H does have a setting where you can downgrade the signal input for an HDMI connector to "standard", for use with non-4K connections. In my case, it didn't make a difference though.

The problems people are having (funky display and sounds, overheating adapters) do worry me a bit though - last thing I want is to ruin my $2,000 TV to try to get my Wii working. I still have my old LG OLED in my bedroom, so could always use that, but playing a wii-mote game on the bed isn't my ideal scenario...

kurono

ThanosReXXX

@kurono Yeah, the RetroTink is expensive, but just like I said: it all depends on what someone is willing to spend to get their old systems to work (and look good) on newer screens.

As for the Hyperkin cable: I wouldn't even worry about that for a single micro-second: most of that is a vocal minority. Just think about it for a moment: if there were really such all-encompassing, reoccurring issues, then Hyperkin would have surely had to reclaim all the cables, fix the issues and/or give people their money back. Seeing as these things haven't happened (and they've had several models of these cables, also for N64 and GameCube), you can simply wave all these issues away.

One other thing: if your TV has a game mode, be sure to also activate that, because it can have a significant impact on any possibly remaining lag.

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kurono

@ThanosReXXX Closing the loop on this, I just got the Hyperkin cable thanks to Amazon 1-day shipping and it works, both in 480p and 480i. Whether I set my TV to "enhanced" 4K or "standard" non-4K, it works as well.

Only got to try it for a minute, as my kids are playing something else on it, so haven't done any extensive testing, but really psyched it is working. Thanks for all the help/input!

kurono

ThanosReXXX

@kurono You're very welcome. Glad I could be of assistance.
Always nice to be able to help another game fan out.

P.S.

For most games, I would suggest setting the Wii to 480p, seeing as progressive scan will still offer the best picture quality. Some games may not be compatible with that, but you'll find out soon enough.

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